Fortunately the armies already chosen were the ones not in the starter set, and the starter set is a ridiculously well priced piece of kit that I just had to do it. This must be some kind of record for me as it was delivered Friday afternoon and here is the completed UCM starter models!
First up, the infantry with their transports.......
I decided on an urban camo scheme and the cunning use of blu-tack, spray cans and washes made it a doddle. I went for 3 colours to add interest and I really rather like how it's come out. The plastic used by Hawk Wargames is amazing. No mold lines AT ALL. None. Zero. Zilch. I've never had a kit in any medium that had none. The vehicles are absolutely fantastic, hugely detailed for such small things. The infantry are mildly disappointing, being very flat and featureless, but 10mm is quite an abstract scale for people. Oh and the vehicles are amazing enough to make me forgive that.
Next up are the tanks, three AA tanks and 3 AT tanks, all from the same chassi with a different gun and turret.
I was pretty cautious with how I modelled the guns as they are on ball sockets and so could really point high up in the air, but I was wary of transportation issues and breakages, so kept it nice and simple.
Finally, the drop ships. These are really well put together, I wasn't brave enough to paint the lines on the see through cockpit but I'm pleased with how the scheme turned out on them.